One of my favorite things about Megan’s patterns is the endless possibilities they each have. Matilda has so many different options within the pattern itself and with a little bit of simple drafting there are even more possibilities. I’ve had this black rayon twill for over 6 months and I knew I wanted to create some kind of short sleeved top that could be worn with anything and everything. Something that could be worn out on a date night, but also worn chasing my toddlers around in jeans. I absolutely love the lines of the Matilda and the front flap pockets are perfection.
In this tutorial I will walk you through how to add sleeves to the Matilda using the sleeve and the armsyce from the Dove blouse. The Dove and Matilda were drafted using the same block, so this will actually be quite an easy change. A tutorial on how to create a top using the Matilda pattern will come in the near future.